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A fast-track for beautiful developments?

The Government has published its long-awaited white paper on planning reform, which seeks views on 24 proposals. In this legal insight we look at the key areas that have been targeted for reform.

Cayman Islands administrative fines regime for insurance licensees

By Rob Humphries The Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the “Amendment Regulations”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The Amendment Regulations serve to amend Schedule 1 of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) Regulations (2019 Revision) (the “Fines Regulations”) and extend the scope of the fines which may be levied by the Cayman […]

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£13M lawyer on assault rap

The UK’s richest solicitor last week appeared before a Merseyside magistrate charged with actual bodily harm of a policeman. Andrew Nulty, senior partner of Warrington-based Avalon Solicitors, who made £13m last year, appeared before St Helens Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday (29 August) charged with assaulting a police officer. The court confirmed that Nulty was charged […]

North West firm appoints non-lawyer chair

North West firm Mace & Jones has hired the former chief executive of financial services firm Rathbone Brothers as its first ever non-lawyer chairman. Roy Morris joins the firm in the newly-created role to help further its growth across the region. He is currently a non-executive director of Rathbone Brothers, having previously been its managing […]

Nabarros, SJ Berwin win Quintain-Hilton Wembley hotel agreement

Nabarro Nathanson and SJ Berwin scored roles advising on deals concerned with more than 700 hotel rooms next to the new Wembley Stadium. In two deals totalling £103m, the firms advised on both the purchase of the 306-bedroom Wembley Plaza Hotel, owned by Hilton International, and on the construction of a new 400-bedroom Hilton hotel […]

DLA Piper non-partners given of counsel option

DLA Piper is set to radically overhaul its associate career path and is considering introducing a role akin to of counsel. The top 10 firm is in the throes of a major consultation process with its associates and is expected to unveil a major shake-up of its career structure. One model that is being explored […]

IP capability high on the agenda

Other in-housers on the move included Tibco Software senior UK legal counsel Helle Jorgensen, who leaves the financial software house, which was spun out of Reuters, for US technology giant Sybase. She becomes UK general counsel. Another US company, Kraft Foods, is looking to beef up its IP capability. Kraft is following in the footsteps […]

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